New Face in Hammond-Harwood House

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We are thrilled to announce that we have a new face now on view in the Ballroom– a portrait of Mr. Joseph Harwood (1775-1825). His connection to the house is multi-branched. He is the first cousin of Richard Harwood, who was married to Sarah Callahan, granddaughter of architect William Buckland. Thus, Joseph Harwood is also the second cousin of William Harwood (1810-1900), Richard Harwood’s son and the spouse of Hester Ann Loockerman. William and Hester Ann lived at Hammond-Harwood House in the last half     of the 19th century. The artist and date of the Joseph Harwood portrait are unknown and we will continue our research to learn more. We are so incredibly fortunate to live in a town with documented histories and multi-generational families and stories.

This stunning portrait was gifted to us through the generosity of Susan Bowers Kimmel. We thank Ms. Kimmel and her family of the Green/Hammond/Harwood lineage for the privilege of including this portrait of an early Anne Arundel County resident in our collection.

During the month of December, be sure to come see the painting, along with the newly discovered work by early British-American landscape painter William Groombridge, and the festive holiday arrangements created by the District II Federated Garden Clubs.


Lucinda Dukes Edinberg,


Posted on Nov 18, 2023 in , , by Hammond-Harwood House



Hammond-Harwood House

The mission of the Hammond-Harwood House Association is to preserve and to interpret the architecturally significant Hammond-Harwood House Museum and its collection of fine and decorative arts, and to explore the diverse social history associated with its occupants, both free and enslaved, for the purposes of education and appreciation.
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